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[movies]Five male acrobats - Wellcome Library
Shows acrobats somersaulting, balancing etc. in order to demonstrate the action of muscles and functions of the locomotor system. 3 segments.
Keywords: Anatomy; UK; Anatomy; Medical sciences; Anatomy; Medical
Downloads: 227
[movies]Foxgloves in medicine - Wellcome Library
After briefly outlining the work of William Withering (1741-1799) and Sir James Mackenzie (1853-1925) on the use of digitalis in the treatment of heart disease, the film describes the chemical composition and medicinal properties of the crystalline glycosides found in the leaves of the common foxglove (Digitalis purpurea), and shows how digoxin is extracted from the leaves of the white Danubian foxglove (Digitalis Lanata)...
Keywords: Medicine -- History; Heart Diseases -- drug therapy; UK; Medical sciences; Medicine -- History; Heart Diseases -- drug therapy; Medical
Downloads: 207
[movies]Ergot : the story of a parasitic fungus - Wellcome Library
A comprehensive survey of the natural, medical and social history, commercial production and obstetric use of ergot and its derivative ergometrine. Includes a detailed description of the life-cycle of the fungus, live action footage of the use of ergometrine in the Department of Obstetrics, University College Hospital to expidate delivery in childbirth and Professor Chassar Moir's own account of the discovery of ergometrine in 1935...
Keywords: Medicine -- History; Obstetrics; Ergonovine -- pharmacology; Medical sciences; UK; Maternal and child health; Medicine -- History; Obstetrics; Ergonovine -- pharmacology; Medical
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